Palace ousted at Ashton Gate

A memorable goal from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas inspired Bristol City to a 2-1 Capital One Cup win over Barclays Premier League visitors Crystal Palace.

Last Updated: 28/08/13 at 06:56 Post Comment

Scott Wagstaff: Scores City's second

Scott Wagstaff: Scores City's second

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The former Arsenal forward finished a move he started with a thumping finish to break the deadlock before playing a crucial role as Scott Wagstaff put the tie to bed with an accurate finish from outside the penalty area.

With top flight points on their minds Palace, who made 11 changes, never looked like ending their Ashton Gate hoodoo which now stretches back 34 years and 11 visits, even after Owen Garvan's top-draw volley flew in with seconds remaining.

Emmanuel-Thomas' impressive display began before many in the crowd had taken their seats when his powerful effort was hacked off the line just seconds after kick-off and he would then rustle the side-netting after a trademark run.

And the former Ipswich man, reunited with Sean O'Driscoll after a spell together at Doncaster, showed his pace, power and finishing ability when he smashed home the game's opener two minutes before the hour mark.

Despite the introduction of Kevin Phillips, the Premier League side struggled to break down their Sky Bet League One hosts and the game was put to bed with 20 minutes remaining thanks to a smart half-volley from Wagstaff.

In the dying seconds Garvan netted a stunning volley but it was just to be a consolation as Palace's miserable record on this ground continued.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Wednesday, 17 December 2014
19:45
B'mouth 1-3 Liverpool  
Tottenham 4-0 Newcastle Report
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Derby 1-3 Chelsea Report
Sheff Utd 1-0 So'ton Report
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Man City 0-2 Newcastle Report
Stoke 2-3 So'ton Report
Tottenham 2-0 Brighton Report
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
20:00
Fulham 2-5 Derby Report
Liverpool 2-1 Swansea Report
19:45
B'mouth 2-1 W Brom  

Footer 365

Premier League: QPR look for result against Arsenal, Rio Ferdinand in selection contention

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says Rio Ferdinand could be back in the team as the squad is rotated through the festive period.

Premier League: Nemanja Matic says Chelsea can win quadruple

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic insists the Blues can win the quadruple this season.

Premier League: Ronald Koeman facing selection crisis ahead of Southampton's match against Everton

Harrison Reed's impressive display against Everton has given Ronald Koeman a selection dilemma.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property